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Yet Another Highway, FAA Extension Moves to Congress?

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I guess we must be thankful for small wins right?

Construction companies that rely on federal highway, transit and airport contracts can breathe a little easier as legislation is moving in Congress to extend surface-transportation and aviation programs as well as the taxes that finance them. But the relief is only temporary. The new legislation continues highway and transit programs through March 31 and extends airport grants and other Federal Aviation Administration programs through Jan. 31.


The House passed the new stop gap measure on Sept. 12, on a voice vote. Senate action was expected to follow. Lawmakers were aiming to wrap up the bill before the current short-term aviation bill expired on Sept. 16 and well before the highway-transit authorization runs out on Sept. 30.


Once again we need what? " A Long Term at least six year Highway Bill and JOBS and more JOBS NOW!


The industry can not plan based on these short term stop gaps....


What do you think? Weight in on this and President Obama's proposed job act on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 10AM PDT.